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Mr Spock

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Mr Spock last won the day on February 17 2017

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  1. Cooling a scope down only to heat it up again seems most illogical. An alternative is to stop the heat exchange process by blocking the radiation. Once your scope has cooled sufficiently, wrap it in insulation. This will stop the tube radiating heat. The effects will be two fold: firstly, for an SCT, the lack of tube radiation will have a similar effect on the corrector plate if combined with a long dew shield; secondly the lack of radiation will stabilise tube currents and reduce seeing issues. Aluminium bubble wrap is very inexpensive and can easily be layered and cut as a wrap-around connected by velcro.
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    And another one!

    Hi Ian, welcome to SGL
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    Hi from Italy

    Hi Luca, welcome to SGL
  4. Hi Matt, welcome to SGL
  5. Hi Alexandros, welcome to SGL
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    Hi from Liverpool

    Hi Tony. welcome to SGL
  7. I would be interested but it is always below the line of the houses here. Never had a scope on it.
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    Hi, welcome to SGL
  9. Hi Andy, welcome to SGL
  10. See you on the flip side I'm sure a lot of people here don't see what goes into running SGL and all the work you put into it. So a big thank you from me and everyone else for doing a fantastic job ?
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    Hi Jim, welcome to SGL
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    hi everyone

    Hi Dave, welcome to SGL
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